Filmmaker Guneet Monga, who is receiving great reviews for her latest release, Pagglait, will be conferred with Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans I’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) — the second highest civilian French honour. Guneet will be felicitated at a ceremony in New Delhi on the 13th April, 2021, by the Ambassador of France in India, on behalf of the French authorities. As a producer, Guneet has several critically acclaimed films to her credit. The list includes Masaan, Lunchbox, Haraamkhor, Peddlers; Oscar-winning short film documentary — Period, End of Sentence, among others.
In a collaborative effort to uplift Indian content creators across the globe, especially female, Guneet Monga co-founded the cinema collective Indian Women Rising, which aided the run of the critically acclaimed short film Bittu at the Oscars. Celebrating the diverse range of work by Guneet Monga, the prestigious distinction is a mark of appreciation for her invaluable contribution to world cinema.
Earlier, Indian celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Nandita Das, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Anurag Kashyap, Kalki Koechlin, among others, have been felicitated with the honour.